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PJinNH

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About PJinNH

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  • Birthday 10/21/1956

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  • Biography
    Picking up crocheting again after several years.
  • Location
    Lakes Region of New Hampshire
  • Interests
    fanfiction, reading, geocaching, rving, traveling
  • Occupation
    technical administrative assistant
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    started in the 1970s.
  • Favorite Hook
    Wood
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    Counting Stitches

    I found the other day when working on an afghan, that using bread bag twist ties to mark every 20 stitches (or whatever works for you) is a great way to keep track and recycle.
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    Around the Neck Cell Phone Holder

    Very nice, I made a similar cozie some years back using a granny type technique. http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/23352-new-cell-phone-pouch/ .
  3. I bought one of those tiny memory sticks, and I was afraid it might get lost in my purse. I had some crocheted daisies I had made a year or so ago, and attached them to a small cord which I bought on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Y937LI/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Crocheted Puff

    So I've been making these "luggage tags", though you could also use them as a hair decoration, putting on your purse, belts, etc. I've been using this pattern as a basis: http://acornbudsyarns.blogspot.com/2005/05/crochet-luggage-tag-1.html But lately for the last row, I've been using 3 HDC per stitch instead to give it a fuller look. (And on some adding an extra row using the reserve SC.) Today, I tried something new..a vertical type of pattern with pink and blank yarn. Basically carrying both colors throughout the crocheting, and changing colors by dropping the color to use under the non-used color. I'm pretty happy with the results. What do you think? (I've position the puff one of the photos so you can more easily see the color pattern.
  5. Made this little wreath ornament using the plastic ring from a juice bottle (about 1-1/2" across). You can even glue a favorite photo behind the wreath (so the wreath acts like a frame). Directions: Size E Crochet Hook Worsted Yarn (green and red, or colors of your choice) Round 1: Using the ring from a juice bottle (that connects to cap to the bottle, approx.. 1-1/2” across) crochet 24 sc around ring, join Round 2: sc around increasing a stitch every 5th stitch. Round 3: in 1st stitch (stitch you slip stitch into at end of round 2) 2 sc, 1 dc, 1 hdc; [slip stitch into next stitch; 2 sc; in next stitch 1 dc and 1 hdc] Work around, you may have to skip a stitch near the end for it to finish correctly join to beginning of row... Before finishing off crochet a chain of 20 and and attach end back to the wreath for a hanging loop. Finish off and weave in the end. With red yarn (or color of your preference) add French knots around the wreath and a bow.
  6. Does it ever irk you that some people not only can't read/follow a crochet pattern, but moreso have no interest at all in learning how to read a pattern? All they know how to do is monkey see/monkey do. I guess I'm getting more crotchety in my old age. (hmm crochet/crotchety, very similar words) PJ Admin edit: strike and dim offensive content. Readers, please do not address this particular comment further in the thread.
  7. Hat with Band Embellishment Materials: - Worsted yarn ( I used Red Heart yarn) (use two complimentary colors) - I hook – 5.5mm/Large - Yarn needle for weaving in ends Pattern Notes - No turning after rows. *To end refers to directions between **. Note: Hovering over the photos will bring up the actual photo name. With Main Color: *Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern, it serves to reduce a visible seam. Rnd. 1. Chain 3 and join to form loop. Ch 1, 8 hdc in ring, sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st , and in each st to end. Sl st to the 1st hdc. Rnd. 3. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 4. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 5. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 6. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st , 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 7. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 8. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 9. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. Rnd. 10. (Should be about 7 inches in diameter.) Rnd. 11. To Rnd. 22 (or to a row which fits about mid-ear): Ch 1, 1 hdc same st and in each st to end. Finish off (I did find that the "seam" of the hat did curve a bit, but looked ok.) Turn had inside out, Attach second color to the seam area of the previous row. Work two rows of HDC. Start working the 3rd row of HDW, folding the edge of the hat up (so both "right sides" of the Main Color the 2nd Color have facing outward). For every fourth stitch pick up your YO (Yarn Over) stitch by inserting your hook through one of the vertical bars in the second row up (see Picture 1) of the Main Color and then make the stitch (see Picture 2). This will tack the band of the hat in place so the Main Color of the hat is not visible. Stitch another row of HDC. Count the stitches. We are working on a multiple of 4 stitches. Adjust the stitches in the last row to accommodate this pattern. Four-stitch pattern: *HDC in first stitch, DC in 2nd stitch chain 2, pull up a loop through the Main color in an appropriate row (mine was working in the 7th row up from the edge of the main color (see Picture 3). Slip stitch in the first stitch of the chain 2 previously, DC in next stitch and HDC in next stitch* and repeat to the end and finish off.
  8. Hat with Wide Band This is a pattern I recreated from memory (something I made over 30 yrs. ago) with encouragement from my daughter. If you’d like a smaller or larger size hat, just change the hook size. Materials: - Worsted yarn ( I used Red Heart yarn) - I hook – 5.5mm/Large - Yarn needle for weaving in ends Pattern Notes - No turning after rows. *To end refers to directions between **. *Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern, it serves to reduce a visible seam. Rnd. 1. Chain 3 and join to form loop. Ch 1, 8 hdc in ring, sl st to 1st hdc. (8) Rnd. 2. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st , and in each st to end. Sl st to the 1st hdc. (16) Rnd. 3. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. (24) Rnd. 4. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. (32) Rnd. 5. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. (40) Rnd. 6. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st , 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. (48) Rnd. 7. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 5 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. (56) Rnd. 8. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. (64) Rnd. 9. Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts*, to end. Sl st to 1st hdc. (72) Rnd. 10. (Should be about 7 inches in diameter.) Rnd. 11. To Rnd. 22: Ch 1, 1 hdc same st and in each st to end. (72). Finish off (I did find that the "seam" of the hat did curve a bit, but looked ok.) BAND Using two strands of yarn Row 1 – Chain 13 Row 2 – Single crochet in the 2nd chain from hook and in the rest of the 11 stitches. Row 3 to…Row 22 (adjust if necessary – should come about half way down your ear) – chain one single crochet in back loop of the last single crochet made and each of the remaining 11 stitches to the end. Repeat to the desired length (long enough to fit around the bottom of the hat). When you get to the point where you think it is long enough…don't finish off. Turn the hat inside out and stitch the brim to the outside of the outturned hat, matching the seam of the band to that of the hat. (This way when you turn up the brim the seam will be hidden.) Stitch around until you get to the other end. At this point you can adjust the length of the band by adding another row or two or taking row(s) out, or leaving it as is and finish it off weaving in the yarn end. Finish stitching the band to the hat and then continue down the band to join the two ends of the band together. Turn the hat right side out and fold the band up over the hat so the seam is toward the inside of the hat (so the seam doesn't show).
  9. Shells Hat with a Twist Materials Worsted-weight yarn Crochet hook size H Crochet hook size F for ripple Gauge 5 shells = 5-1/2" 4 pattern rows = 2-3/4" Pattern Stitch Shell: 5 dc in given sp. Beg shell: Sl st in next sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp. V-st: (dc, ch 3, dc) in given ch or st. Hat Round 1: Ch 4, sl st to join, ch 3, 15 dc in ring, join. Round 2: Ch 4, *dc in next dc, ch 1 rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Round 3: Sl st in next sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in each sp around, join. Round 4: Sl st in next st, (ch 6, dc in same st) sk 2 dc, *V-st in next dc, sk 2 dc, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. Round 5: Beginning shell in next sp, shell in each sp around, join. Round 6: Sl st in each of next 2 sts, (ch 6, dc in same st) sk 4 dc * V-st in next dc, sk 4 dc, rep from * around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. Rounds 7-14: Rep Rounds 5 and 6 alternatively. Round 15: Rep Round 5, fasten off. Ripple Pattern: Using the F hook, attach contrasting color (or same color your choice!) to one of the bars in row 14 (or similar row of your choice) With top of hat nearest your body, attach with slip stitch to one of the bars, ch 1, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (all on the same bar), on the next bar do 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc and repeat on each bar until you reach the beginning of the ripple join to the first stitch (the sc). Finish off, weave in end. Add more ripples were you please.
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    New (non-winter-type) scarf

    My daughter likes to wear scarves as part of a fashion accessory. She asked for me to make her one because I was making one for myself (similar to the most posted but narrower). I didn't promise her one, but made her one anyway as a surprise. I started with the following pattern, but altered it a bit: http://crochet.about.com/od/easy/ss/easysknyscarf_2.htm I added another row of "open work" in the middle, and changed colors as you can see from the picture...Also on both edges I added an edging as follows: single crochet in the first two stitches, chain 2, slip stitch into the same stitch you made your last single crochet...and repeat. Hopefully she'll like it.
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    Pointed Granny Scarf

    Looks great! Love the pointed end.
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    New Cell Phone Pouch

    Glad you like them, by adjusting the crochet hook size and working the regular method of the half-double method, you should be able to come up with a size that works for you...you might want to post here what you used to fit your Flip Video! Thanks.
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    New Cell Phone Pouch

    Here are some of the new one's I've made. The two on the left are the small narrow ones made wtih baby yarn. The two beside them are the medium sized ones, and the last three are the regular sized ones.
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    New Cell Phone Pouch

    Update! I've been making my cell phone pouches again. One of my friends has a phone a bit slimmer than mine so I used a G hook and used half double crochets instead of double crochets in the pattern (just also remember at the beginning of each row to chain 2, not 3 if you use half doubles). Also I made a couple for a girl at work who has a very thin phone (probably about 2-inches wide and it's fairly long). For hers I used an F hook and also used the half double crochets, and worked 11 rounds using baby yarn.
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    Six-square rectangular granny afghan - Pix Added

    yes, you're right. guess I was sleeping when I posted that. I'll edit that post.
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